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Various locations throughout Victoria and online from your own computer at home or work

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Time to think about the small things in life and gain a better understanding of these insects, their role and conservation status.

Presentations include:

‘Hymenoptera of Australia’ - Dr Ken Walker, Museums Victoria

Ken will introduce the Order Hymenoptera (bees, wasps and ants), provide an overview of their role, highlight the fascinating world of social insects, discuss threats to their security; and how we can better understand these insects through citizen science.

‘Native Australian Bees’ - Dr Ken Walker, Museums Victoria

To some, the introduced European Honeybee is the only bee they know. Ken will provide fascinating insights into our unique Australian bees as well as the introduction of honey bees.

‘Why you should love wasps: An introduction to Australian native parasitoid wasps’ - Erinn Fagan-Jeffries, PhD student, University of Adelaide

Erinn will tell us about common groups of wasps in our environment and her research on wasps that parasitise caterpillars. Learn also about how new technologies are helping with the discovery of species.

‘Ants as Environmental Ambassadors’ - Peter Muller

Peter is a naturalist passionate about getting people interested in ‘common bushland ants’ and how this helps communities to see value in nature.

‘The Wild Pollinator Count’ - Karen Retra, co-founder of The Wild Pollinator Count, environmental educator and keen citizen scientist

Karen is a co-founder of the Wild Pollinator Count, a national citizen science project that aims to raise awareness of native pollinator insects. Learn how to get involved.

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TO ATTEND THE VIDEO CONFERENCE AT AN OFFICE LOCATION, PLEASE CLICK ON THE GREEN REGISTER BUTTON ABOVE RIGHT.

TO REGISTER ONLINE FROM YOUR OWN COMPUTER, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

If attending the video conference at an office location please sign in at reception by 9:40am. Please feel welcome to join other Swiffties in the lunchtime conservation conversations following the presentations.



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Various locations throughout Victoria and online from your own computer at home or work

Australia

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